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From a high-paid career as an NFL player to chef at a Catholic school

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Jared Veldheer


Cerith Gardiner - published on 01/19/22

Former NFL offensive lineman Jared Veldheer has taken on another challenging role, with an even tougher crowd!

After a successful career in the NFL, which included playing for the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, Jared Veldheer, once one of the “most indispensable players” in the NFL according to a Washington Post ranking, wasn’t going to take his retirement sitting down.

Instead, when he spotted that his kids’ school, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School, was in desperate need of someone to supervise and serve lunch to their 260 students — after the previous manager had resigned with just two weeks before the start of school — he decided he’d try out this very demanding role.

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